It’s my birthday today, and my thoughtful in-laws sent me tickets to the zoo for our whole family!! I was not expecting them at all, but I’m very excited! For the next few weeks, I had zoo activities planned for the blog!
This first activity is so simple…I hesitated to even share it (because I thought maybe it was too simple). But then I remembered, I’m a mom of three and I need simple! I’m guessing there are many of you out there looking for simple, too!
1) Share an animal and encourage your child to move like the animal. A few to get you started: tiger, bear, frog, snake, kangaroo, fish, eagle, lizard, etc. Your child can make the animal sound, if desired!
Also, use direction words (up, under, over, on, around, etc.) to provide more listening practice (i.e., move like a bunny around the table, go up the stairs like a bear, go under the table like a snake.)
We play this game quite a bit at our house! It works especially well when we’re stuck inside and need some physical activity!